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#5Actions of the Week: March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018
Happy Sunday! We hope you've had a good week — and have weathered all the storms that may have come your way okay! This week's #5Actions roundup keeps the drumbeat going around gun safety, immigration, and SNAP (food stamps). Gun safety is top of our actions list this week because we all know...
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#5Actions of the Week: February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
Did you know stories are one of our most powerful tools for changing hearts and minds? Stories are personal, they're real, and they really paint the picture of what's really happening on the ground. MomsRising has brought your stories around the importance of healthcare, early learning and food...
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How to Talk to Kids of All Ages About Difficult Subjects

February 23, 2018
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the really big issues, such as violence, racism,...
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Violence Against Children

February 23, 2018
“We see things that adults sometimes can’t see.” --Child participant, United Nations Study on Violence against Children Violence against children. For many people the words alone are unthinkable—the absolute worst of what humans are capable of doing. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a...
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I’m ready to follow young people to a better future

February 21, 2018
Parkland students like Emma Gonzales remind me so much of myself at their age. I was ready to change the world, and I knew exactly how to do it. I also rocked the same kind of natty friendship bracelets, and even shaved my head (well, part of it). Twenty-five years ago, I helped mobilize thousands...
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Debemos tomar medidas contra la violencia con armas de fuego

February 21, 2018
¡Ningún civil debe tener acceso a armas de asalto y cargadores de alta capacidad! Un antiguo alumno de la Preparatoria Marjory Stoneman Douglas, de 19 años, llegó armado a la escuela ayer en la tarde y mató a tiros a 17 personas, hiriendo a 14 personas más, cinco de las cuales se encuentran en...
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On the Parkland School Shooting and Emerging Student Activism Around Gun Safety Reforms

February 20, 2018
The Parkland School Shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 students and educators is a national tragedy. Our country’s moms once again mourn that even more people – this time, more children – have been added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic with this...
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Young people leading the fight for #gunsafety

February 19, 2018
We at MomsRising are both heartbroken that young people are having to fight for their own safety because our national leadership hasn't stood up for kids yet; and incredibly proud of the young people who are stepping forward for gun safety. Let's back them up! *Mark your calendars. MomsRising is...
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#5Actions of the Week: February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken this week. We're angry and we're fed up with our leaders' failure to take meaningful action around gun safety and to keep our kids safe. At the very top of our #5Actions list this week is an action to urge Congress to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons with high-...
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How Long Until We Protect Children, Not Guns?!

February 15, 2018
If I don’t make it I love you and I appreciate everything you did for me --Text message sent from a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to her mother December 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the indescribably horrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...
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